Online Baccarat (or Punto Banco) is one of the simplest, but most exciting online card games you can play. One of the most popular table games , Baccarat is played around the world and is enjoyed by people who like fixed odds games where the dealer does most of the work.
Baccarat is, put simply – a game of pure chance.
You can learn how to play baccarat in just a few minutes – you’re only required to place your bets at the start of the game and your choices are quite simple. The dealer does nearly all of the heavy lifting in baccarat, so you’re left to enjoy watching the action unfold.
There are just a few key rules you’ll need to bear in mind.
First, the player chooses whether to bet on the player’s hand, the banker’s hand or on a tie.
Two cards are then dealt to each hand and the value of the cards is added together, with the hand totalling 9 points or the closest to 9 winning.
If the player’s hand equals 5 or less, they will draw another card. Otherwise the player’s hand will stand.
After that, if the banker’s hand equals 5 or less they will draw another card. Otherwise the banker will stand.
If the total value of a hand exceeds nine, the first number is ignored. For instance, a hand equalling 15 would count as 5.
If you bet on the player hand and win, you’ll receive 100% of your original bet as winnings.
If you bet on the banker hand and win, you’ll receive 95% of your original bet as winnings.
If you bet on a tie, you’ll receive 8x your original bet as winnings.
Baccarat card values are easy to understand, there are just a few simple rules.
Cards from 2-9 award the corresponding number of points.
10 and face cards (Jack, Queen and King) award 0 points.
Aces award 1 point.